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ICASA demands 6-month data roll-overs

South Africa’s communications regulator ICASA has published draft updates to its end-user requirements for telco customers and users in the country. One major change is that the draft regulations require cellular and data operators to roll-over data bundles for a minimum of 6 months. The regulator says that companies can offer a longer roll-over period, […]

April 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

BT: “All telcos have role to play in bridging digital divide”

The Fabian Society published a report about digital inequality titles Bridging the Divide. BT supported the research in the report, which includes an analysis of which groups of people are not online, or barely use the internet, and the reasons for this. This report comes at an important time; the pandemic has demonstrated the value […]

April 6, 2022

Anodot and Altice Portugal partner

Anodot, the autonomous business monitoring company, has announced that Altice Portugal, a telecommunications service provider in Portugal, has selected the company to help alleviate critical issues such as availability and reliability of service while positively impacting operational costs, brand reputation and overall customer experience. Altice Portugal is a global telco and multimedia operator that extends […]

March 30, 2022

AXESS Networks expands endeavours in Saudi Arabia

AXESS Networks (AXESS), a global provider of satellite-based communications solutions, reports that its local entity in Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reached above target results and operations will further expand to cater for the growing connectivity demand across the country. After founding AXESS Saudi Arabian Telecommunications Company (AXESS Saudi Arabia) AXESS has started […]

March 24, 2022

Ofcom calls for telco customer hardship support

People suffering financial hardship should receive better support from phone and broadband providers under proposals published by comms regulator Ofcom. According to its recent research, around 1.1 million households (5 per cent) are struggling to afford their broadband. That rises to around one in 10 among the lowest-income households. With affordability problems only likely to […]

March 17, 2022By Colin Mann

TIM talks with KKR

Telecom Italia (TIM) is starting formal talks with the KKR fund on its €10.8 billion offer. KKR made an initial approach for TIM in November 2021. TIM has now said that it would start talks with KKR while simultaneously exploring its alternative of possible merger with state-backed broadband operator Open Fiber. TIM carries €29 billion […]

March 14, 2022

Research: 2.95m US broadband adds in 2021

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest cable and wireline phone providers in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 2,950,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in 2021, compared to a pro forma gain of about 4,860,000 subscribers in 2020, and about 2,550,000 in 2019. These […]

March 10, 2022

Orange, MásMóvil confirm merger

Telcos Orange and MásMóvil have confirmed they are in exclusive discussions to combine their businesses in Spain. The combination would take the form of a 50-50 Joint Venture, co-controlled by Orange and MásMóvil (LORCA JVCO) with a combined enterprise valuation of €19.6 billion. Valuations are attractive for both businesses, with Orange Spain’s enterprise value at […]

March 8, 2022

Dizi launches with Nowo in Portugal

SPI/FilmBox continues its European expansion with a new deal for the drama hub Dizi in Portugal with telco Nowo – which already carries multiple other SPI brands.“Our Dizi brand, which currently boasts a catalogue of some of the best Turkish drama series, has been making waves globally since its launch. The increasing demand for the […]

March 7, 2022

PLDT, Telesat make Philippines’ broadband connection

Integrated telco PLDT and global satellite operator Telesat of Canada have successfully conducted the Philippines’ first on-orbit testing of high-speed broadband connectivity with Telesat’s Phase 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite, marking yet another milestone for PLDT as the country’s leading provider of communication services over satellite technology. A first for Telesat with any operator […]

March 1, 2022